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Kohl’s Art Generation Gallery

Paper Play: Kindergarten to Contemporary Art

Explore the innovative use of paper by contemporary artists who use this humble material in simple ways—folding, weaving, cutting, and stacking—to make extraordinary works of art. Then, families can discover the possibilities of paper by creating a mysterious scene, a folded sculpture, and a colorful weaving!

Artists in this exhibition include Richard Sweeney, Wu Jian’an, Michelle Grabner, Tara Donovan, Andrea Dezsö, and an installation by Fred Liang in the Museum’s East End.

The Kohl’s Art Generation Gallery is open during regular Museum Hours.

Kohl’s Art Generation Family Sundays

Experience art with your family at Kohl’s Art Generation Family Sundays, the Museum’s lively event that happens five times a year! Enjoy hands-on art activities, performances, family tours, visiting artists, and more! These events are free with Museum admission and for kids twelve and under. Free for Boys and Girls Club of Greater Milwaukee with their membership card or invite sheet.

Upcoming Events

Kohl’s Art Generation Family Sundays: The Power of Posters
SUNDAY, MAY 7, 2017, 10 AM–4 PM
Step into the exciting world of design in the exhibition How Posters Work. Experiment with different combinations of words and pictures as you invent your own alphabet, create an advertisement, and design a book cover. Try your hand at drawing, collage, and printmaking, and even meet local designers!

Admission to this event is FREE for members of Betty Brinn Children’s Museum, Charles Allis Art Museum, Grohmann Museum, Milwaukee Public Museum, Pabst Mansion, and the Villa Terrace Decorative Arts Museum, for Member Swap Day.

Guest Hosts: Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metro Milwaukee, the Museum’s Youth Studio Class students, Turnaround Arts: Milwaukee (Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Elementary, Lancaster School, Roosevelt Middle School of the Arts, and Sherman Multicultural Arts School), and Walker’s Point Center for the Arts

Kohl’s Art Generation Family Sundays: The Great Art Adventure
SUNDAY, JULY 23, 2017, 10 AM–4 PM
Grab a Museum passport and travel through time and around the world in the Collection Galleries—completing challenges along the way! Solve an artful puzzle, “act out” a painting, talk with artists working in the galleries, and more!

For more information about Kohl’s Art Generation Family Sundays events, contact the Director of Youth and Family Programs at 414-224-3828 or youthandfamily@mam.org.

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Weekend Family Programs

Each weekend, Story Time in the Galleries and the Kohl’s Art Generation Open Studio provide new opportunities to explore art from the Museum’s Collection and special exhibitions. Families can drop in for five minutes or stay all day!

Story Time in the Galleries


Meet at Admissions in Windhover Hall.

Come hear a story that relates to a work of art in the galleries, and then make a drawing inspired by what you have seen and heard.

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Open Studio


Stop by the Kohl’s Art Generation Studio to create art inspired by the Museum’s Collection! Each month features a different theme, and the projects are always changing! See the Kohl’s Art Generation Studio for more details.